A pair of Georgetown men are facing theft and other criminal charges after allegedly stealing copper wiring from a farm irrigation system north of town.
Minos J. Wilson, 36, and his nephew Chad A. Wilson, 27, turned themselves in to police on Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day said.
State police learned of the theft on Jan. 24, after being called to a farm field off of Deer Forrest Road, east of State Forrest Road, for a report of someone using a chainsaw at 2:50 a.m.
Responding troopers found a pair of empty pickup trucks parked under an irrigation system, Day said.
One of the trucks was not properly registered, but the other vehicle was registered to Minos Wilson.
A K-9 officer later led officers from the trucks to the elder Wilson’s home, where no one answered the door, he said.
Investigators eventually determined Minos and Chad Wilson had removed the copper wire and fled the area when officers arrived.
Each man is charged with theft under $1,500, criminal mischief over $5,000, conspiracy and criminal trespass.
The Wilsons each were released on a $5,000 unsecured bail, Day said.